Overview

Overlake Medical Imaging

Overlake offers comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical imaging services as a result of our acquisition of Washington Imaging Services.

We are proud to offer a filmless environment — complete with a picture archiving communications systems (PACS). The PACS digitally stores, transmits and displays medical images allowing for immediate access to patient information and increased efficiency.

Services

Our state-of-the-art technology includes a new GE 64-slice CT, new digital and computed radiography equipment, and a new Philips Skylight dual head nuclear medicine gamma camera. This technology, combined with the compassion and caring of the medical imaging staff at Overlake, provides a healing environment where medical excellence is standard.

Five-star services offered at Overlake include:

  • Computerized and digital radiography (X-ray)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Nuclear Medicine (NM)
  • Ultrasound (US)
  • Interventional Radiology (IR)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Scheduling

Medical Imaging services are available 24 hours a day. Walk-ins are welcome for exams that do not require preparation procedures (prior authorization is required for some exams, and is dependent on availability).

Obtaining Your Images

To obtain a CD of your medical images taken at Overlake, please call 425.688.5564 and select option 3 from the menu.

To schedule an exam, please call our centralized scheduling department at 425.688.5700 or fax your request to 425.688.5710.

Patient Quotes

What Our Patients Say About Our Medical Imaging Employees

“I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your staff; particularly the ultrasound tech who was so diligent and thorough. She saved my life and words can’t express my gratitude. Your facility is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone.”

“I just want to tell you that I had excellent care during my visit to your department, I felt very comfortable with everyone. They were very professional and kind.”

“My visit to your department was great. The tech that took my ankle X-rays was superb, really kind and caring.”

Did You Know?

What is an Imaging Technologist?

A registered technologist specializes in radiography and radiation physics. They must complete a two-year intensive program and successfully pass a written registry examination. Due to strict standards, hospitals often employ the most talented and skilled professionals in this field.

The physician with a subspecialty in a particular area offers the patient heightened insight and expertise. Subspecialty training gives the physician a greater breadth and depth of knowledge which benefits the patient.

Overlake is compliant with all the federal privacy regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Overlake Privacy Statement is available on this website.

Outpatient Medical Imaging

Professional medical imaging interpretations are provided by board-certified physicians who have exceptional depth and breadth of experience for a level of diagnostic expertise and collaborative support that is without peer. In addition to our two convenient locations in Bellevue and Issaquah, we also offer CT, ultrasound and X-ray services at our Overlake Medical Clinics - Redmond Urgent Care location.

Diagnostic Exams & Procedures

From Standard Radiology to Advanced Techniques

Overlake imaging specialists provide clear views of the inner structure and function of the body and screen, evaluate and diagnose illnesses and injuries from outside the body.

We provide you and your referring physician with the information needed for faster, more effective treatment and improved care. We offer an advanced IntegradWeb™ system that gives your healthcare professionals quick access to your diagnostic imaging and reports anywhere, using a secure online network.

We are pleased to offer a range of diagnostic exams and procedures in the comfort and convenience of our Bellevue and Issaquah imaging centers. Our services include the following:

Bone Density (DEXA)

Bone Density (DEXA)

DEXA uses very low dose X-rays to evaluate bone status and predict fracture risk before osteoporosis develops, allowing prevention therapy to be started.

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Breast MRI

Breast MRI

Breast MRI is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to allow doctors to see what the inside of the breast looks like to diagnose and treat medical conditions. 

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Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography

Multi-detector (or mutli-slice) computer tomography scan, also known as MDCT, CT or CAT scan, is a commonly used noninvasive test that helps physicians diagnose a large number of medical conditions.

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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a recognized medical specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is typically diagnosed at more advanced stages making it more difficult to treat and cure. A low-dose CT scan produces a 3D image of the lungs and is the most effective way to detect early-stage lung cancer for high-risk patients.

Should you be screened? Download our resource guide.

For more information call 425.688.0100.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique which produces detailed images of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. 

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Mammography

Mammography

Overlake Medical Center is one of the first healthcare providers in the United States — and the location in Bellevue — to offer the Selenia® Dimensions® 3D digital mammography system from Hologic.

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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a subspecialty within the field of medical imaging. It is comprised of diagnostic examinations that result in images of body anatomy and function.

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PET/CT

PET/CT

The fusion of two sophisticated scanning technologies, positron emission tomography and computed tomography, PET/CT shows both metabolic function and anatomical detail in a single exam.

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Prostate MRI

Prostate MRI

At Overlake Medical Imaging, we use multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a new option for detecting and locating prostate cancer in men with abnormal PSA levels.

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Radiography (X-ray)

Radiography (X-ray)

X-rays are a common screening test used to evaluate the joints, the heart and lungs, the abdomen and the spine.

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    Ultrasound

    Ultrasound

    Ultrasound imaging — also known as ultrasound scanning or sonography — involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. 

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    Accreditation

    Accreditation

    Overlake Medical Imaging is proud to have received three separate, professional accreditations from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation is voluntary in Washington state, and involves the review of the physicians' and sonographers' educational achievements, equipment maintenance and quality control, record keeping and department policies and procedures.

    Our first accreditation was granted by AIUM in 1995 for OB/Gyn and abdominal ultrasound and has been selected for re-accreditation every three years since then. Our other accreditations, ICAVL for Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing and Peripheral Venous Testing and ACR for abdominal, OB/Gyn, peripheral vascular, cerebral vascular, abdominal vascular and deep abdominal vascular have also been granted re-accreditation on a three year cycle without hesitation.

    We believe participation in these multiple, voluntary accreditations ensures that Overlake is current with the latest technologies and clinical practices in medical imaging. This allows us to achieve a higher standard of quality assurance and patient care that translates into our goal of providing medical excellence everyday.

    Patient Information

    Patient Information

    As specialists in a wide range of imaging technologies, we are able to capture the detailed anatomical information needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Our reputation in this area combined with an outstanding commitment to patient care is reflected in the trust your doctor has placed in us for your procedure. 

    If you have any questions, please call the Medical Imaging center where you will be seen for the exam

    • Bellevue: 425.688.0100
    • Issaquah: 425.688.0100
    • Redmond: 425.688.0100

    Appointments

    Appointments

    When calling for an appointment, please be prepared to provide the following information about the person for whom the exam is being ordered:

    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Social Security Number
    • Insurance Information
    • Location of previous, relevant medical imaging studies completed withinin the past two years
    • Date of follow-up appointment with referring physician

    Depending on the exam, you may be asked other questions to ensure your safety and the appropriateness of the procedure. You can also request that we mail you all pertinent information about your exam so you will know what preparation is needed, if any, and what to expect on the day of your exam. 

    Insurance Authorization

    Insurance Authorization

    Overlake Medical Imaging accepts most major insurance plans. We will make every effort to contact your insurance company to gain authorization or certification for the ordered exam and verify coverage. However, you are ultimately responsible for paying for services, including any balance not covered by your health insurance or plan.

    Exam Day Check-In 

    Exam Day Check-In 

    On the day of your exam, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled exam time (20 minutes for ultrasound exams). This will allow us to verify your registration information and have you fill out any additional forms, as needed. Be sure to bring your insurance card(s) and any of the patient forms you printed out and completed.

    Patients whose procedure requires an oral contrast agent for imaging enhancement may need to arrive 90 minutes ahead of the exam to drink the contrast. If this pertains to your study, you will be advised of this requirement in your Patient Preparations guidelines.

    If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify our office at least 24-hours in advance, or as soon as possible.

    Reports

    Reports

    Reports are normally sent to your referring provider within 24-hours of the exam. The imaging study done at Overlake Medical Imaging may be only one resource in your provider's diagnosis. Thus, they may need additional time to correlate all of the associated reports and data before they are ready to review results with you. Overlake and your referring provider politely request that you wait for your provider's office to contact you about the results of your exam. 

    Image Study Reprint Policy

    Image Study Reprint Policy

    Referring provider offices will be provided image studies on a CD or via a HIPAA-compliant internet portal.

    Provider offices that require film of an imaging study will have it provided to them at the time the scan is done. It will be delivered by an Overlake courier or the patient may also hand-deliver the film.

    If additional copies of the study are required:

    • For a second referral or a personal copy, we will be happy to provide a CD copy of your study at no charge (available for hospital locations only). You will be charged a fee for film copies. More information is outlined below.
    • To order additional copies,, please contact our Film Library at 425.688.0100, and select option 5. The department will compile a CD or film and deliver it to the front desk (Suite 260 in Bellevue, or Suite 105 in Issaquah) where you can pick your copies up.
    • The CD copy is free. The film cost is $5.00 per sheet of film, not to exceed a maximum of $50 per copy of each study filmed. This can be paid for by credit card, check or cash. Film orders require a 24-hour advance notice for both "to be picked up at the front desk" and "to be mailed" requests.

    Most referring providers offices do not have space to store patient films and they are discarded after your visit. Ask your provider if you can keep the film of your study for your personal file. Most will be happy to give it to you.

    Note: If you wish to have a CD sent to an address other than your home address we have on file, or to your referring provider of record, or to be picked up by someone other than yourself, we will need to have a consent form signed by you.

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